Machine Connections

Machine Connections can be handled in a number of ways: 

1) If your embroidery machine comes with machine connection software, such as, Ricoma PC
communication software
(EMB_soft.exe) for Ricoma embroidery machine, or "HappyLink" software for Happy embroidery machine, etc., then "Connection Manager" is what you need. Please find out more information by clicking here

2) If your embroidery machine comes with a serial port but no machine connection software, please read the information below:  

  • Before you can send designs for stitching, you must configure the machine in EmbroideryStudio/DecoStudio. This configuration functionality allows you to add machines, change settings for machines that are already set up, or delete machines that are no longer required.
  • EmbroideryStudio/DecoStudio provides alternative means for sending designs directly to the embroidery machine for stitching. Depending on your software options, you can stitch to the machine using either Stitch Manager or Machine Manager.

Your machine must be set up through Stitch Manager if you are sending to Stitch Manager, or Machine Manager if sending to Machine Manager.

The following information provides details pertaining to the protocols and settings required for EmbroideryStudio/DecoStudio to connect to embroidery machines.

Select your machine type:

Tajima | Barudan | Toyota | Melco | Brother | Happy | Cable Types


 Tajima Machine Connections 

Machine Type

Connection via

Details

Tajima with Serial Port Serial Cable:
- Type Q (25 to 25 pin)
- Type R (9-pin PC to 25-pin embroidery machine)

Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Standard Serial
Baud=9600
Databits=8
Stopbits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Hardware

Tajima Multihead / Chenille Tajima Parallel Connect Cable Port=LPT1
Protocol=Tajima Parallel
Tajima Type IV or later Tajima DCi,
with Serial cable Type O or P
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=DCi Serial
Baud=9600
Databits=8
Stopbits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Hardware
Tajima Type II or III Tajima DCi with Type II/II Conversion cable (26-way),
and Serial cable Type O or P
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=DCi Serial
Baud=9600
Databits=8
Stopbits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Hardware

 

Barudan Machine Connections

Barudan connectors do vary, so it is important to physically check the connector on the machine before ordering a Barudan Connect cable or DCi.

Machine Type

Connection via

Details

Tanto, BEAT 900 Serial Cable (9pin)
supplied by Barudan
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Standard Serial
Baud=9600
Databits=8
Stopbits=1
Parity=Even
Handshaking=Embroidery Machine
BEMS/R, BENS/R, BEZN, BEMAX, BEDS Serial Cable (25pin)
supplied by Barudan
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Standard Serial
Baud=9600
Databits=8
Stopbits=1
Parity=Even
Handshaking=Embroidery Machine
BEAT 700/800. BEAT-IV, BELM Barudan Parallel Connect Cable with Hirose Side connector Port=LPT1
Protocol=Barudan Parallel
BEMS/R, BENS/R, BEZN, BEMAX, BEDS Barudan Parallel Connect Cable with Honda connector Port=LPT1
Protocol=Barudan Parallel
BEAT 700/800. BEAT-IV, BELM Barudan DCi with Hirose Side connector,
and Serial cable Type O or P
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=DCi Serial
Baud=9600
Databits=8
Stopbits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Hardware or Software
BEMS/R, BENS/R, BEZN, BEMAX, BEDS Barudan DCi with Honda connector,
and Serial cable Type O or P
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=DCi Serial
Baud=9600
Databits=8
Stopbits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Hardware or Software


Check which connector type fits your machine's parallel port.
Barudan Honda Connector Barudan Hirose Side Connector

Toyota Machine Connections

Machine Type

Connection via

Details

AD800/820/820A/830/850 Serial Cable
Type G, H or U
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Toyota Serial
Baud=9600
Databits=8
Stopbits=2
Parity=Odd
Handshaking=Hardware
Alternative settings for AD850/860 Serial Cable
Type G, H or U
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Toyota Serial
Baud=9600
Databits=8
Stopbits=2
Parity=None
Handshaking=Embroidery Machine

Melco Machine Connections

Machine Type

Connection via

Details

Starlan Network (Epicor) Suitable Melco Network Card and Cabling Protocol=Melco StarLAN Network
Ethernet Network Suitable Melco Network Card and Cabling Protocol=Melco Ethernet Network
Melco SuperStar Melco SuperStar DCi, and Serial cable Type O or P Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Standard Serial
Baud=9600
Databits=8
Stopbits=1
Parity=Even
Handshaking=DCi Serial
Melco Star1 Melco Star DCi, and Serial cable Type O or P Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=DCi Serial
Baud=9600
Databits=8
Stopbits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Hardware
Melco Starlet Melco Star DCi, Starlet Interface Card if required, and Serial cable Type O or P Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=DCi Serial
Baud=9600
Databits=8
Stopbits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Hardware

Brother Machine Connections

Machine Type

Connection via

Details

Professional machines except 6-head Serial Cable
Type H
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Serial
Baud=9600
Databits
=8
Stopbits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Embroidery Machine
Brother 6-head Special Controller Board, Cable and Software from Brother Not applicable

Happy Machine Connections

Machine Type

Connection via

Details

HCG / HCG-B / HCA
(controller HMS702C and HMS802)
Serial Cable:
- Type G (25 to 25 pin)
- Type U (9-pin PC to 25-pin embroidery machine)
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Serial
Baud=9600
Databits=8
Stopbits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Embroidery Machine
HCM / HMF / HM4 Happy Parallel Connect Cable Port=LPT1
Protocol=Tajima Parallel
HCM / HMF / HM4 Happy DCi, and Serial cable Type O or P Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=DCi Serial
Baud=9600
Databits=8
Stopbits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Hardware
HCS Serial cable is supplied with the embroidery machine.
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Standard Serial
Baud=38400
Databits=8
Stopbits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Hardware OR Embroidery Machine (both work)
Machine Format=Happy or Tajima

Serial Cable Types